2015 Galleries

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Winner - Bronze

Competition: Spark:Concept
Designer: Kei Yumino
Design Type: Performance Footwear
Company / Organization / School: Art Center College of Design
Website: http://www.keiyumino.com

IBEX is the only footwear designed for professional roofers to optimize roofing activities. It sheds light on overlooked issues and difficulties that roofers experience with their footwear on a daily basis including shoe stiffness, traction and muscle inflammation. It offers spot-on flexibility, traction support on the roof with anti-cable slip function, and reduces work-related muscle tension that leads to long-term accumulated muscle injury. This footwear is to be used while roofers engage in roofing activities that require walking, standing, crouching and balancing on sloped surfaces.